The North American International Auto Show, popularly known as the Detroit Auto Show, is a stunner, crammed with amazing new vehicles and technologies that shape the future, like 3D printing of cars, autonomous vehicles and alternative fuels. This year, the show was held in the US city from January 12 to 25. From futuristic vehicles to fast motors, here are the top 10 cars from the event:
** Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Few people can justify a 562 bhp V8 super-SUV, but in case you can, here’s the new range-topping Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. With an extra 20 bhp and 50 Nm more torque than its predecessor, this 2.3-tonne 4x4 can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds—faster than the Cayman GT4.
** Lexus GS F
The large GS F sports sedan will join the mid-size RC F coupe as Lexus’ second full-house F model and is expected to share its naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8, although exact outputs remain unknown. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission clutch, this car touches the 100 speed in about 4 to 5 seconds.
** Ford GT
Ford’s supercar stole the show. With a 3.5-litre, V6 engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, this supercar perfectly combines aerodynamics with innovation. Further information for this car will only be revealed in 2017, once the production commences.
** Cadillac CTS-V
Set to launch in 2016, the CTS-V sedan has a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine with a top speed of 200 kmph. With abundant power and style, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V should remain an impressive bargain among more expensive—and less capable—luxury performance sedans.
** Acura NSX
This dramatic, all-wheel drive hybrid pushes the technical envelope and heralds a new era for Honda. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine, with dual-clutch transmission and a three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system, the Acura NSX is a head-turner. The vehicle may see the light of the day next year.
** Ford Shelby GT350R
A vintage style supercar with a contemporary touch is what the Shelby GT350R is. A 5.2-litre V8 engine powers this vehicle, which also has a six-speed manual. With an output of 500 hp, we can only imagine the speed of this car, once launched.
** Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
The Alfa Romeo 4C is often heralded as a kind of baby Ferrari. The 4C Spider is fitted with a turbocharged 1.7-litre four-cylinder engine with a top speed of 155 kmph. Available as a convertible coupe, this car is lightweight and ideal for a ride around town.
** Buick Avenir
This slinky sedan could put an end to those “That’s a Buick?” commercials. If, as expected, the brand builds a luxury sedan like this Australian-penned all-wheel drive beauty, everybody will know what a Buick is. Under its hood: the next generation of GM’s mainstay 3.6-litre V6, complete with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation.
** Mercedes-Benz F 015
At the Detroit show, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion took the cake with its futuristic look and features. It will be powered by a hydrogen-electric drive, and can be accelerated from 0-100 kmph in just 6.7 seconds. Additionally, it is also equipped with a lithium-ion battery that can be charged with an inductive process.